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Swim together with fellow Sharks for the NSU Global Day of Service from January 15-17, 2022, as we serve the community and give back to those in need. Join us at one or more of the below events, as we unite the community and bring forth strength and love through each service opportunity. Volunteer opportunities are open to all alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and community members! 

Taking part in a service project not listed? Let us know what volunteer opportunities you are planning in your local community, so we can share your volunteer project on the NSU Global Day of Service website and on social media.

For questions or more information, please email alumni@nova.edu or call (954) 262-2118. 

 

In-Person Volunteer Opportunities - REGISTER HERE!

A limited number of Global Day of Service t-shirts will be provided for in-person volunteers at each of the following events while supplies last. Register now! 

  • End Hunger in Broward County ***EVENT IS AT CAPACITY***
    Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
    Location: NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus at 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
    • Assemble meals to feed Broward County's homeless individuals and families by packing 400 lunches. All supplies will be provided. All meals will be donated to Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Center.  Twenty five (25) volunteer spots are available.

  • Beach Cleanup with the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC)
    Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.-noon 
    Location: Carpenter House at 4414 Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019
    • Help keep our beautiful coasts clean to ensure a safe environment for humans and animals alike. All supplies will be provided. Bring family and friends! Volunteer hours are available.

  • Broward County Animal Care
    Saturday, January 15, 2022 from noon-3:00 p.m. (shifts will be 90 minutes)
    Location: Broward County Animal Care at 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 
    • Help stuff Kong and treat toys, help with adoption folders/bags, and assist with the pet clinic. 
    • Shifts will be 90 minutes with 15 volunteers per shift. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 
  • Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce - Davie Woman's Club
    Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. 
    Location: 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL 33314 
    • Join the Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce to transform the Davie Woman's Club! Volunteers will help paint the 100-year-old community building and organize the first-ever library. All supplies will be provided. 
  • All Saints Mission Soup Kitchen - This service project has been postponed. Please sign up for another opportunity.
    • January 15-17, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (a variety of shifts will be available) 
    • Location: 3460 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
    • Volunteers will serve lunch to homeless community and distribute care packages. 
Submitted In-Person Volunteer Opportunities From Alumni and Friends - REGISTER HERE!
  • Fort Myers Campus Campus-Wide Clean-Up
    Friday, January 14, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Location: NSU Fort Myers Campus
    As a kick-off to NSU's Global Day of Service, the Fort Myers Campus will be holding a campus-wide clean up initiative to help protect the adjacent Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (and its furry residents). Participants will receive THREE service hours. Lunch will provided as well as a raffle for prizes.

    Note: This project takes place on Friday, January 14. Please RSVP directly here.

  • Sunny Isles Beach Clean-Up
    Sunday, January 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. 

    Location: 16501 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

  • Fort Lauderdale United Day 
    Monday, January 17 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

    Location: Provident Park -1412 NW 6 St, Fort Lauderdale, 33311

    • Join our team at Provident Park (1412 NW 6 St, Fort Lauderdale, 33311) and assist YMCA teams, neighborhood groups, and volunteers as we Walk the historic Dorsey Riverbend neighborhood removing litter.  At past events, volunteers collected over 800 pounds of trash.  An amazing accomplishment! 

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
  • Alexander “Sandy” Nininger State Veteran's Home letters 
    January 15-17, 2022, all day
    Location: Virtual
    WRITE LETTER OR UPLOAD VIDEO HERE!
    • Volunteers will have the opportunity to write digital letters or upload a recorded video message to brighten an elderly Veteran’s day!
  • Cybersecurity Threats and Awareness 
    January 17, 2022 from 3-4 p.m. 
    Location: Virtual
    REGISTER HERE
    • Join this webinar to equip yourself with the latest cybersecurity tips from the College of Computing and Engineering, then educate your friends and family on how to stay protected online. 

Past Global Days of Service

As the organization behind the Global Day of Service, NSU’s Alumni Association hosted online initiatives including “Hope Notes” virtual letters, which resulted in 235 letters written to frontline healthcare workers and responders, nursing homes, troops, and children’s hospital patients, and the “I Serve, You Serve” Social Media challenge, which encouraged participants to show what they’re passionate about online. Another NSU event was the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale. Shark Nation showed up with 95 volunteers who collected over 161 pounds of trash to keep our shorelines clean for humans and animals alike.  

Similarly, NSU Sharks Athletics hosted their own food drive and had multiple athletic teams participate in other Global Day of Service events. Their food drive collected 750 pounds of food which was then donated to The Pantry of Broward. Amongst their athletes, more than 75 volunteers participated at various beach clean ups. Meanwhile, other student-athletes visited seven University School fifth-grade classrooms virtually to talk about leadership, and others visited three Davie Elementary School classrooms to virtually read books to students. Lastly, the NSU student-athletes and staff also donated towards a clothing drive for the Juan Guzman Foundation in the Dominican Republic as well as a food drive for the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Fort Lauderdale.

In addition to NSU-hosted events, alumni and friends also sent in their own service projects which included canned food drives, tutoring opportunities, pet rescue supply drives, personal care kits donations, virtual prayer calls, and donations to local charities.

HOPE South Florida received 1,000 pairs of socks and personal care kits to be donated to individuals in need, meanwhile the NSU College of Computing and Engineering raised nearly $1,000 for Feed South Florida. At NSU’s regional campus in Fort Myers, volunteers cleaned the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Clean Up and at NSU Jacksonville, organizers collected personal care-kits to be donated to United Way.

Across the nation in San Diego, California, NSU alumna Tiffanie Kasner helped organized the “39% Project” with her students, which encouraged students to spend 39% of their day to “due” good with acts of kindness. In Texas, NSU alumna Debra Lomas, M.S. volunteered in Alice to help distribute COVID vaccines in their small community.  

This second annual Global Day of Service owes its success to the NSU Shark community and their friends/family members. Together, we were able to volunteer and donate during these challenging times by allowing hope and love to serve as driving forces during this new year.

This Global Day of Service wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our sharks and we’re so grateful for our alumni, students, faculty/staff, partners and the City of Fort Lauderdale for their partnership!  

View photos and service moments here. 

 
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